Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thursday's Children Blog Hop: View From The Wild Blue Yonder

 
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. -Saint Augustine

I missed you guys!

In case you were wondering where I'd gotten to, I just got back from a two-week family road trip.  My husband works super hard so I can write and take care of our son, and I haven't had a sabbatical since I started work on All That Glitters.  Almost two years ago.

Needless to say, it was high time we all took a break.

We drove from our home in the San Francisco Bay Area up to Seattle, Washington.  Stayed a week, visiting friends.  Drove back down to visit a friend in Eureka, California, then continued on down to San Diego.  We puttered around there for a week and reconnected with some more old friends.

In case you couldn't guess, we have friends pretty much everywhere.

In honor of our safe return, I thought I'd share some photos I took during our travels.  We had a grand time, and I even got some research in for future books.  Enjoy the photologue!



















(above) View of the streets of Seattle from underground.  We took the official tour.  So cool!  The "skylights" are laid into the sidewalks.  I have visions of setting a future novel here.



(above) View of nighttime Seattle from a friend's rooftop. 


(above) Catching a late-night blues show in Eureka, California.  The harp player is a friend of ours.  I used to go to blues jams every week back when I lived in Redding; it felt good to reconnect with the scene!





























(above) The Pacific Beach Pier, San Diego, California.  My husband and I used to walk here back when we were still dating.  It was fun reenacting that- even toting along a tired toddler who wouldn't stop screaming...

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14 comments:

  1. Kudos to you for being able to enjoy a romantic walk with a screaming toddler, that ain't easy ;) You definitely deserved a break and generally speaking I think creativity gets a boost from new scenery, new experiences, etc. But, I'm glad you're back :D

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  2. Thanks! Me too! I took a break from the writing too, and by the time I got home, I was literally itchy. Wrote 4,000 words my first full day back!

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  3. Yay! You're back. Looks like a fab trip. Hope it recharged your writing batteries!

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    1. Thanks! Glad to be back. It totally did!

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  4. Cool photo of underground Seattle. I'd love to read a dystopian novel set there!

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    1. Thanks Carla! I was thinking the same thing :-)

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  5. I really like the first picture. The intrigue and mystery of it. I'm glad you had a good trip and I appreciate you sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Mia! It was a lot of fun. I love the first picture too- I dunno, everything down there just hooked me...

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  6. YAY you!!! I'm so glad you were able to take a break and reconnect! I especially love that first picture! :D

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    1. Thanks Chris! It was great to get out- but I'm glad to be back!

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  7. So envious of your road trip right now!
    Great night shots. Mine always come out blurry. I love that cityscape, that reminder that life doesn't stop when the sun sets. In fact, the city itself, the architecture, looks more alive when lit from within!

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    1. Joan: I agree! And Seattle is such a gorgeous city. Especially at night, it has this mysterious, ethereal quality to it I just love...

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  8. I missed this last week! Sounds like a lovely/much needed breather... Loved the photos!

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    1. Hi Jessika! Thanks- it definitely was!

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